FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) - Joey Logano has even bigger plans for Darlington Raceway this year.
The 19-year-old Sprint Cup star didn't expect to do that well at the track "Too Tough to Tame" as a rookie last year. Instead, he found himself leading the Southern 500 in the later stages and holding on for ninth place, at the time matching his best Sprint Cup finish.
Logano said Thursday his team took the safe way to preserve a strong effort. But if he's in the mix in Saturday night's race, Logano says he wants his team to push for the win.
Last year's effort jump started a rookie of the year season for Logano's No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.
While he's not ready to claim he's mastered Darlington, Logano's got a confidence on the track far beyond his years.